I recently switched to a new web server. I had been using identify files with SSH to connect on the previous server with no problems, but on the new server I can't seem to use an identify file to authenticate. It looks like it tries to read it, but then it just moves on to password authentication. I believe my files are right - I've set this up so many times!
I generated the identify file on the remote server using
ssh-keygen, then copied the private key (id_rsa) back to my computer as
~/.ssh/id_remote_private. The permissions are set correctly (700/600 on ~/.ssh and the files inside), both locally and on remote.
Below is the connect log for the key without a passphrase. Also, not sure if this is relavant, but when I tried to use a passphrase I would get an additional error:
What am I doing wrong here?
local_user$ ssh -v -i $HOME/.ssh/id_remote_private -l user1234 188.8.131.52
OpenSSH_5.2p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8l 5 Nov 2009 debug1: Reading configuration data /Users/local_user/.ssh/config debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh_config debug1: Connecting to 184.108.40.206 [220.127.116.11] port 22. debug1: Connection established. debug1: identity file /Users/local_user/.ssh/id_remote_private type -1 debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_4.3 debug1: match: OpenSSH_4.3 pat OpenSSH_4* debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.2 debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received debug1: kex: server->client aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: kex: client->server aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REQUEST(1024<1024<8192) sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_INIT sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY debug1: Host '18.104.22.168' is known and matches the RSA host key. debug1: Found key in /Users/user/.ssh/known_hosts:43 debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received
debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-with-mic,password debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Trying private key: /Users/user/.idssh/id_remote_private debug1: read PEM private key done: type RSA debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-with-mic,password debug1: Next authentication method: password firstname.lastname@example.org's password: